BRAZZAVILLE (AfroBasket Women 2015) - Cameroon head coach Alain Zedong knows better than most that selecting Astride Gano for AfroBasket Women 2015 can be a master-class decision.
Zedong has announced his final roster for the tournament which tips off next Thursday (24 September) in the country's capital city of Yaounde and runs until 3 October.
At AfroBasket Women 2013 in Maputo, Mozambique, the forward energised the Cameroonian offense by averaging 9.3 points per game, scoring mainly from three-point range with her team-high 52 percent (11 of 21) shooting.
While Cameroon had to settle for a fourth-place finish following two heartbreaking defeats to Mozambique and Senegal in the Final-Phase, Gano returned home with a sense of personal accomplishment as she was the second highest three-point shooter in the tournament.
Last week, the INJS Yaounde star poured in a team-high 15 points but Cameroon fell to Angola in the 2015 All-Africa Games Quarter-Finals in Brazzaville, Republic of Congo.
As Cameroon attempts to win its first-ever AfroBasket Women title, Zedong has stuck with half of the team that lined out two years ago, recalled Sandrine Ayangma, and brought in Former Texas A&M standout Achiri Ade, who has just finished her college career with averages of 6.7 points and 7.4 rebounds per game.
Priscilla Mbiandja, team captain Amina Njonkou and Nicole Jamen each have at least two AfroBasket Women appearances and epitomise the potential of Cameroon's new generation of players.
The hosts of AfroBasket Women 2015 are legitimate title contenders and will be put to the test when they take on Group A opponents Mozambique, South Africa, Gabon, Uganda and Mali.
Cameroon final roster for AfroBasket Women 2015: Achiri Ade, Florence Avebe, Sandrine Ayangma, Astride Gano, Nicole Jamen, Cellia Kengne, Ramses Lonlack, Priscilla Mbiandja, Marie-Ange Mfoula, Amina Njonkou, Sandrine Nzeken and Clarence Sandjon.